Dehn Surgery on Knots in 3-manifolds

@inproceedings{Lackenby1997DehnSO,
  title={Dehn Surgery on Knots in 3-manifolds},
  author={Marc Lackenby},
  year={1997}
}
It has been known for over 30 years that every closed connected orientable 3manifold is obtained by surgery on a link in S [8]. However, a classification of such 3-manifolds in terms of this surgery construction has remained elusive. This is due primarily to the lack of uniqueness of the surgery description. In [5], Kirby gave us a calculus of surgery diagrams. However, the lack of a ‘canonical’ surgical method of getting from one 3-manifold to another has hampered further progress. In this… CONTINUE READING

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